While peeling a batch of fresh corn at home last week, I found one ear that had a peculiar grey-blackish mass at the tip; it was a small clump of corn smut, maybe a blight in many countries, but a delicacy in Mexico ...
My husband, one of our daughters and I had been following all the social distancing rules at home this summer, and we wanted to make a day trip as a family, the first outing for the three of us together since last winter. We ventured into the municipality of Leamington, Ontario ... click on title for more
There are certain edible products, especially sweets, which have become iconic as souvenirs when visiting some locations, for example, Canadian maple syrup, or Swiss milk chocolate; in Mexico, cocadas (coconut sweets) from Acapulco, Guerrero, or Tequila from, well, Tequila, Jalisco, are sovereign. In San Blas, Nayarit, eating Zarandeado grilled fish goes along with bringing home a loaf of pan de plátano - banana bread. I remember the classic San Blas banana bread as extra sweet and somewhat heavy, with a very strong banana flavour, evidently from a high fruit content. My recipe is a much lighter version ... click on title for more
With the summer harvest reaching its peak in my backyard, I have been prepping a lot of herbs and veggies. Creating new dishes and making family favourites is always fun, but food preparation might become somewhat tedious, and dealing with leftovers and half-used produce without using a lot of plastic wrap can be a challenge … click on title for more